Genesis 8:15-9:7New American Standard Bible (NASB)
15 Then God spoke to Noah, saying,16 “Go out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and your sons’ wives with you.17 Bring out with you every living thing of all flesh that is with you, birds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, that they may [a]breed abundantly on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth.”18 So Noah went out, and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him.19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird, everything that moves on the earth, went out [b]by their families from the ark.
20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.21 The Lordsmelled the soothing aroma; and the Lord said [c]to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the [d]intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again [e]destroy every living thing, as I have done.
22 “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease.”
Covenant of the Rainbow
9 And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.2 The fear of you and the terror of you will be on every beast of the earth and on every bird of the [f]sky; with everything that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given.3 Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant.4 Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.5 Surely I will require [g]your lifeblood; [h]from every beast I will require it. And [i]from every man, [j]from every man’s brother I will require the life of man.
6 “Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man. 7 “As for you, be fruitful and multiply; [k]Populate the earth abundantly and multiply in it.”
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